Today, I shall not speak of Hayden Panettiere’s new single and video for “Wake Up Call.” Yes, I know we could all share a laugh about the Heroes star’s goat bleat “whoa-oh-oh-ohs” and the song’s Paris Hilton-lite “reggae” beat. Or we could talk about our common discomfort at watching the 18-year-old actress seductively swivel her hips, writhe her jeans over her visible red undies, and pull off an oddly accurate resemblance to Ashlee Simpson when she slips on that baggy black hoodie. But then we’d just be succumbing to the same bi-coastal media cabal that has given us a depressing baseline awareness of the “singing” careers of Heidi Montag, the sisters Simpson, and El Lohan Diablo.
So instead, let’s turn our attention to Little Jackie’s “The World Should Revolve Around Me,” the hip, happening new single from the act’s terrific recent release The Stoop. No surprise that I’m loving this track, since I’m a long-time fan of the solo work of Little Jackie lead singer/songwriter Imani Coppola, but seriously, I think if you take a moment and press play, you’ll find you love it, too. (How can you not love a song with lyrics like, “I bide my time with philosophical questions/ Not for nothing/ But what came first/ The chicken nugget or the Egg McMuffin”?)
What say you, PopWatchers? How about we collectively decide that today is the day we take back the airwaves, and the conversation, to focus on music that moves and excites us, instead of gumming the latest gruel served lukewarm and tasteless off the celebu-powered assembly line? Let the revolution begin right here, right now!